I was in Walmart a few days ago picking up a few things when I passed the “back to school section”.
Rows of pens, books, rulers, erasers and most importantly… Notebooks.
I like buying notebooks. Especially when I’ve just filled one up with movie ideas and I need a new one.
It’s no secret I consider myself a nerd but honestly, there’s something exciting about a blank notebook isn’t there?
Every screenwriter is loyal to their method of writing down ideas for films. We all collect our thoughts somewhere.
- Some people have folders full of stories on hard drives or in filing cabinets.
- Some people have bins full of napkins, post its and bits of paper.
- Some people, like me, enjoy a blank page and a good pen.
My new notebook is going to be home to two specific projects in the coming months.
- A new feature script I want to write in the fall.
- An eBook I’ve been planning for a long time.
I think one of the advantages of writing it down first is you eventually have to type it up. It’s almost like a forced rewrite.
I also love going back and reading notes I wrote long ago for forgotten stories.
Sometimes, those stories make come backs. Sometimes, they bring back memories.
Either way it’s good news.